Dahntay Jones’ second 10-day contract with the Clippers will expire on Monday night, but head coach Doc Rivers told reporters he’s already decided to sign the veteran forward for the rest of the season.
“He’s good every day,” Rivers said. “He’s a pro. You can’t have enough pros and so he’s been really good. He’s been through playoffs. Guys like that, Sam [Cassell] was telling a story when we signed him at the end of the year that I told him he was going to win one game for us and I said I ‘don’t know when,’ but he was talking about the [2008 first-round] playoff game in Atlanta where he got hot and won the game for us and then he went in the locker room and said, ‘I’m done. I’ve done my job.’ That’s what a guy like Dahntay [can do]. It could be one stop, it could be one thing, so you just don’t know.”
Jones hasn’t played much for the Clippers, totaling only 29 minutes over eight games with the Clippers. But Rivers likes his veterans, and he clearly likes the attitude Jones brings to the locker room. The Clippers’ bench still needs work, though.